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Your Weekend: Tree chipping in Coquitlam & PoCo, recycling pop-up in Port Moody

Got plans for the weekend? Here are a few ideas for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.
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Friday, Jan. 7


Head up to the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) for the Coquitlam Express game against the Wenatchee Wild. The team also battles the Victoria Grizzlies on Saturday (Jan. 8) at the rink. The puck drops at 7 p.m. on both nights.




Saturday, Jan. 8


Send your live, decorations-free tree to the wood chipper this weekend. Today, the Scouts Francophone de Maillardville host their annual event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Canadian Tire parking lot (1200 Seguin Dr., Coquitlam). As well, the Friends of Mundy Park have their tree chip today and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Spani Pool parking lot (655 Hillcrest St., Coquitlam), while the Kinsmen Club of Coquitlam will get rid of trees today and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lot A of Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). And, in Port Coquitlam, residents and businesses can drop off live trees today and Sunday at Firehall #1 (1725 Broadway St., Port Coquitlam). Pick-ups can also be arranged.




Port Moody residents can get rid of festive boxes, paper gift wrap, Styrofoam, packaging and plastic film from the holidays at the city’s centralized recycling station, which is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.) behind the tennis courts. The pop-up drop-off is free; however, be sure to bag your Styrofoam and plastic film separately. And garbage, glass, foil gift wrap, and ribbons and bows aren’t allowed.




Do you have a broken appliance? Take it to the Repair Cafe in Port Coquitlam where volunteers will fix it for free. Operated by the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial, the monthly event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the city’s public works yard (1737 Broadway St., Port Coquitlam).

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